By Joseph N Pierce
The play, The Man Who Came To Dinner, promises to be a delightful comedy, which will surely appease audiences of all ages. Running on Broadway for seven hundred and thirty nine performances, assures that this critically acclaimed play is one well worth watching. Written by George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart, The Man Who Came To Dinner, made its debut in 1941, and has continued to thrill and entertain audiences for decades since.
The play takes place in the 1940’s in a small town in the state of Ohio. A famous and outlandish orator, Sheridan Whiteside, has been invited to dinner at the house of the well-off Stanley family.
While entering the house, Sheridan slips on some ice and damages his hip. He in turn, threatens the Stanley family by saying he will take legal actions against them. Under this kind of pressure, the family is forced to let Sheridan stay with them, until his injuries heal. While Sheridan is staying with the family, trouble brews from the time he arrives, until the time of his departure. Mr. Sheridan commandeers their home, their telephone, their staff, their liquor, their food, and their friends in an outrageous manner. This comedic gem features penguins in the study, convicted murderers in the dining room, Hollywood stars bedside, and enough comedic humor to have the audience filled with laughter for the entire evening.
Director Debra Bradshaw has been working for CCC for six years, and she is very excited about the upcoming play. She goes on by stating, “I have directed this play before and it turned out great!” When asked why this play is such a big event in the fall semester, she responded by saying, “It is the Theatre Department’s student production main stage show and provides the students the opportunity to perform a full set, costumes, and a 7 week rehearsal experience. We also produce an evening of scenes and monologues each semester with scaled down costumes, props and set pieces.”
CCC student Kevin Kolva, is set to play the leading role of Sheridan Whiteside. This play promises to engage and entertain its audience, and send everyone home with a smile!
The Man Who Came To Dinner will run from Friday, November 19th, through Sunday the 21st. Friday’s performance will begin at 8:00 p.m. Saturday the show will start at 2:00 and 8:00 , and Sunday’s show starts at 3:00 p.m .
Tickets are $10 and can be bought prior to the show or at the door. Do not miss this upcoming opportunity to support your fellow CCC students, while also enjoying a classic, comedic, theatrical performance.